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Ever wonder what you can eat with diabetes? Diabetic eating is the same as healthful eating: plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low-fat protein. Although there is no specific diabetic diet to follow when you have diabetes, counting carbs, watching portions, including a variety of healthful foods, and eating on a consistent schedule can help control blood sugar and keep your diabetes on track. The best news: You can eat what you love -- and we show you how!

What to Eat with Diabetes

When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name...
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories,...
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories, and carbs. But more importantly, it can help you keep track of exercise, your moods, and your blood sugar. Here's how to use a journal to capture and change the way you think about managing diabetes.
Good Fats, Bad Fats
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts...
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts say it’s fine to eat a bit more fat, but be sure to eat more good fats and less bad fats. We explain which fats fall into each category and why.

Diabetes Nutrition Stories

Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at...
Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at the supermarket. We put together helpful tips to make the trip as painless as possible, from writing an efficient grocery shopping list to knowing which meat and dairy products to buy.
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more...
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more about the FDA’s proposed label changes, and see how they might help you better manage your diabetes.
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage...
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage diabetes following a variety of eating plans, some researchers and health care providers slant toward plants. We give you the rundown of what different eating plans, such as raw, vegan, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, pescatarian, and flexitarian, include and exclude and how they can reduce risk of disease and promote better health. 
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life...
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life, according to a large, well-done study. Find out how to get the benefits, plus learn tips for enjoying nuts more often. 
What does the term "added sugars" mean? Find out the...
What does the term "added sugars" mean? Find out the top added sugars in our foods and drinks and why they're used.
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.

Diabetic Cookbooks

No time to make a dessert from scratch? We have delicious...
No time to make a dessert from scratch? We have delicious diabetes-friendly dessert recipes that start with a mix. Don't settle for boring desserts! Bake outside the box with our brownie-, cake-, and pudding-inspired recipes.
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes...
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes only minutes to make a delicious, healthy meal. Find easy recipes for 10-minute breakfasts, 15-minute lunches, and 20-minute dinners!
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate...
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious diabetes meal planning. Dinner has never been so easy!
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken...
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken thighs to shred, then use the meat to make three deliciously different recipes for a total of nine convenient diabetes-friendly meals!

Popular Diabetic Recipes

Kick-start your day with diabetes-friendly breakfast recipes...
Kick-start your day with diabetes-friendly breakfast recipes that are packed with nutrition and satisfaction. Enjoy healthy breakfast sandwiches, superfood smoothies, omelets, yogurt parfaits, and more.
Slow cookers are the closest thing to culinary magic. Simply...
Slow cookers are the closest thing to culinary magic. Simply throw in your ingredients, simmer all day, and come home to a miraculous dinner with little cleanup. Plus, we’ve lightened the carbs and calories, so there’s no limit to what your slow cooker can do!
If you think following a diabetic diet will leave you feeling...
If you think following a diabetic diet will leave you feeling deprived and depressed, think again. This recipe collection of diabetes-friendly meals includes classic comfort foods and delicious recipes that span the globe. Find your feel-full happy place while keeping carbs and calories in check.  
The truth is you don’t have to skip dessert if you have...
The truth is you don’t have to skip dessert if you have diabetes. Treating yourself every now and then can boost your mood and help prevent binge eating when stress strikes. Try these diabetic desserts that have been lightened to fit a diabetes meal plan and are so delicious you’ll be happy to share.
You can have a fresh, flavorful, satisfying meal that is...
You can have a fresh, flavorful, satisfying meal that is diabetes-friendly -- and it won’t cost a fortune or take all night to prepare. Enjoy this collection of 10 distinctive diabetic chicken recipes that elevate dinner from dull to delicious. 
Banana bread is a classic comfort food that’s perfect for...
Banana bread is a classic comfort food that’s perfect for a diabetic breakfast or healthy snack. We’ve added delicious twists to classic banana bread recipes, plus included other recipes for carb-smart breakfasts and snack options for diabetes – all under 250 calories.

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